The Vikings-English wars are a series of ongoing conflicts on the island of Britain.
Early attacks on Northumbria 793-794Edit
Lindisfarne 793 EditWhitley Bay.
794 raid EditRagnar would return again in 794 with 3 ships, traveling across the river Tyne. The campaign began well with the defeat and capture of the King's brother Aethelwulf. Ragnar uses the King's brother to bargain, the king asks Ragnar to wait so he can collect what he wants. Ragnar agrees but it's a trick and is attacked. But defeats the English and kills the king's brother.
Battles in Wessex 800 EditBattle of Wessex. Later Ecbert offers the Northmen land and gold in exchange of helping Kwenthrith gain control of Mercia and stop their attempts at invasion. The Northmen agreed.
Battle of Mercia 803 Edit
Ragnar returns to Britain and helps Kwenthrith fight her family.battle they kill Kwenthrith's uncle, king Brihtwulf. Burgred surrenders, ending the civil war.
Ragnar returns 815 EditRagnar and a hand full of survivors wash up on the beach after a storm. Ragnar and his son kill the rest of the survivors and hand themselves over to Wessex. King Ebcert does not kill Ragnar and hands him over to King Aelle where he is tortured and killed.
The sons of Ragnar Lothbrook gather the largest fleet of vikings ever assembled and invade England.
Army Assessments Edit
Due to the tough environments of Scandinavia and their warrior culture, the Northmen were both Physically and Physiologically stronger than their English counterparts. The Northmen took great pleasure from fighting and causing pain onto others, this would damage English morale and flee at the mere sight of Northman.
Their dissadvantage are their distance from home which made it difficult to provide reinforcements as well as the economies of their homelands was is such a shape that many of they could not afford better weapons and armor for most of their soldiers.
Due to their pious ways, the English were less keen on fighting than the Northman and were not as good fighters. Prior to the viking raids their primary opponents had been other christians and thus were not used to ferocity of the Norsemen. The advantage of the English were that they had a greater economy due to their lands being more fertile than the Nordic homelands. They could afford better steel and armor for their troops. The English also had a greater supply of horses which the Norsemen had trouble transporting across the sea.